Las Vegas, Nevada (August 8, 2023) - Busy times at the World Series of Poker, with Circuit events currently running in both London and Cherokee. And it gets even better, as the Circuit travels to the Bay Area on Thursday to kick off the first-ever WSOP Circuit hosted by the Graton Resort & Casino.

Graton Resort & Casino, located in Rohnert Park, CA, opened its doors in 2013 and quickly became a popular choice for poker players in the Bay Area. The casino features over 3,000 slot machines, 100+ table games, and one of Northern California's more pristine poker rooms.

The series will run between August 10 - 21 and a total of twenty gold rings will be awarded throughout the twelve days of poker action. A Circuit Classic, the $400 No-Limit Hold'em Big 30K Stack  will start things off on Thursday with a $50,000 guarantee. Players will start with 30,000 in chips, and blinds will increase every 30 minutes. 

Mixed Game players will be happy to see no less than six Mixed Game events during the series, starting the first day with Event #2: $400 Pot-Limit Omaha. Other highlights on the schedule include the $600 No-Limit Hold'em ($250,000 guaranteed), $3,250 HIGH ROLLER (Aug 20), and the $1,700 MAIN EVENT.

WSOP's official Circuit Media Partner,, will provide coverage of the entire series with end-of-night chip count reports, interviews, highlights of big hands, and much more. Make sure to follow on Twitter (@pokerorg) and Instagram (@poker_org_) catch all the action.

All official gold ring winners from this WSOP Circuit stop will qualify for the invitation-only “Tournament of Champions”. The $1 million freeroll event will be held during the 2024 World Series of Poker tournament in Las Vegas. 2024 Online winners will also be eligible to compete in the prestigious event.

Here is a look at the schedule of ring events at Graton Casino: 

A few unofficial ring events and satellites will occur throughout the Graton Casino Circuit series. For a complete schedule, including satellites and nightlies, click here. Discounted rooms for players are available through this link.